Artist Improves The Dull Cover Design Of Latest Trump Exposé ‘Fire And Fury’
By Yoon Sann Wong, 09 Jan 2018
Image via Michael Candelori / Shutterstock.com
While the new Trump exposé Fire and Fury by journalist Michael Wolff sizzles up reading lists, its less-than-popular cover design gets a welcomed revamp by visual artist and designer Edel Rodriguez.
The book cover features the title and author’s name in angular serif font ‘Union’, combined with all-caps Helvetica for the subtitle. The words come in oddly patriotic blue and red colors that sandwich an unflattering photo of Trump. Blog ‘Fonts in Use’ described it as “almost looking rushed.”
“Then again, that is most likely the point: echoing the raw immediacy and faux-outsider aesthetics that underlined Trump’s entire campaign.”
But why did they have to make the Fire and Fury book cover on Microsoft Word? pic.twitter.com/yEheFgntZH— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) January 5, 2018
Rodriguez, who has created artwork for publications such as TIME magazine and The New York Times, has reimagined the cover with a caricature of Trump. In place of eyes and a nose are the words “Fire and Fury.” The graphic echoes the book’s title with an orange face and fire for hair.
The remake has not only garnered more than 36,000 ‘likes’ on Twitter, but also praise from renowned graphic designer Michael Bierut, who responded, “Edel Rodriguez is the Honoré Daumier of our time.”
Check out the enhanced book cover design below. In case you missed it, have a laugh at this artist’s rendition of Fire and Fury reimagined as a hilarious pop-up book.
I've been asked what I would've done with the 'Fire and Fury' cover by some folks who think the existing cover design is a disaster and a missed opportunity, so here is what I might have done with it pic.twitter.com/xV8W3L8oYu— Edel Rodriguez (@edelstudio) January 7, 2018
Edel Rodriguez is the Honoré Daumier of our time https://t.co/S4uxxvGAEY— Michael Bierut (@michaelbierut) January 7, 2018
[via Co. Design, main image via Michael Candelori / Shutterstock.com]
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